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When Blood Supplies are Low, El Cajon Police Step Up

Chaldean Culture, Food, Traditions at Cuyamaca College, Aug. 28

By Matthew V. Pruitt

For The East County Herald EL CAJON — Community members this summer gathered at the El Cajon Police Department (ECPD) to participate in a blood drive with the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties (Red Cross). Jackie Sangsanoy-Heng, an Administrative Secretary to the ECPD, coordinated with the Red Cross to provide a facility for the event. Sangsanoy-Heng shared, “This time of year is very crucial that we donate because there’s an increase in the need for blood.” According to the Red Cross, someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. This blood drive was a great way for individuals to give back to their community. One of the volunteers, Nicolette Gonzalez, shared why she chose to help, “I am a student at Cal State San Marcos and I study biology, but in the summer I am off so I try to volunteer and stay active within the community.” Not only did she volunteer, but she also donated because “Every time you give blood, you save up to three lives.” California State Senator Joel Anderson provided the ECPD, nurses, and volunteers with Senate certificates of recognition for their outstanding community service by holding this blood drive. Anderson explained, “I am touched that so many in our community selflessly donated blood to save lives in need. The El Cajon Police Department and our local American Red Cross have a great partnership, and it is my privilege to recognize the hard work of those involved.” In response to Anderson’s recognition, Sangsanoy-Heng noted, “Sometimes people don’t like to be put on the spot but recognition is one of those things that encourages individuals to continue what they do.” For more information on how to get involved, visit www.

From left: California State Senator Joel Anderson’s Representative Matthew Pruitt with El Cajon Police Department Administrative Secretary Jackie Sangsanoy-Heng.

RANCHO SAN DIEGO — Leaders of the thriving Chaldean community in San Diego’s East County will be on hand for a special Chaldean Culture & Traditions celebration at Cuyamaca College on Monday, Aug. 28. The event sponsored by the Cuyamaca College Student Affairs Office and the Associated Students of Cuyamaca College is set to start at 2 p.m. on the Grand Lawn. Highlights include an abundance of Chaldean food, music and dance. Among the scheduled speakers is Mar Bawi Soro, Vicar General for the Chaldean Catholic Cathedral, the seat for the Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle, in El Cajon. “Cuyamaca is a community college, and we take the word ‘community’ to heart,” said Lauren Vaknin, Associate Dean of Student Affairs. “But beyond that, celebrating all our students and all our cultures provides us with an opportunity to learn invaluable lessons about the world around us.” An estimated 50,000 Iraqi Chaldeans live in El Cajon and its surrounding areas. The celebration underscores Cuyamaca College’s commitment to creating an inclusive community dedicated to equity and equality. Cuyamaca – whose mission is to serve a diverse community of students who seek to benefit from the college’s wide range of educational programs – also hosts an annual powwow to promote Native American heritage, a Latino Heritage Month celebration, a workshop on Filipino culture and traditions, and a Veterans Week Barbecue honoring all those who have served in the armed forces. Approximately 9,000 students attend the college each semester. Cuyamaca College is located at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in Rancho San Diego.

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias Unions Won’t Lie Down as Clout is Threatening



here’s a good chance that using union dues for politics will become harder within a year or two and, one thing for sure: big labor will not easily accept that kind of new reality. Three times in the past 15 years, ballot initiative campaigns led by conservative Republicans tried unsuccessfully to truncate the power and influence of California’s labor unions, both public employee organizations and others. “Paycheck protection” was the label applied to those efforts, which sought to prevent unions from using dues money raised via automatic payroll deductions for political purposes. The most recent such effort, in 2012, looked to force unions to get authorization each year from each member before their dues money could be used for candidate contributions, canvassing for votes or circulating initiative petitions. Labor unions pushed back each time, claiming that if paycheck protection ever becomes law, the political playing field will be tilted strongly to the right, with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision allowing almost unlimited contributions from billionaires and businesses, while unions would have one hand tied behind their backs. The union arguments prevailed politically, but conservatives did not give up. Rather than appeal to voters, since 2012, they’ve tried to convince judges. They came very close to winning this long-running battle last year, when the case of Friedrichs vs. the California Teachers Assn. (CTA), taking the name of Orange County schoolteacher Rebecca Friedrichs, a dues-for-politics opponent, was turned down on a 4-4 U.S. Supreme Court vote soon after the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. Now, the high court may be about to take up a similar case from Illinois, and with new Justice Neil Gorsuch expected to join the panel’s four previous conservative judges in backing paycheck protection, the idea might win. At least in California, unions are not taking this lying down. One huge public employee union is about to hike the fees it charges members who don’t want to fund its political advocacy. Local 1000 of the Service Employees International Union, state government’s largest union, is raising the minimum amount of dues it charges those employees by 6 percent, or about $5 per month each. The increase comes under a state law allowing unions to charge employees who are not full members for legal and bargaining expenses run up for the sake of workers. At the same time, the CTA – by far the state’s largest teachers union and a major political factor for decades – got its friends in the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown to back two state budget trailer bills requiring school districts, cities, counties and other government agencies to give unions representing their workers regular chances to meet and sign up new members. The unions realize that unless they do something, their membership and influence will decline sharply as many conservative-leaning union members – long forced to pay for labor’s political advocacy whether they like it or not – start opting out if paycheck protection becomes federal law. Some estimates put possible union losses between 20 percent and 40 percent of their current political revenues – unless they recruit heavily. But school districts and other agencies will have the right to negotiate terms of those union recruiting meetings. This may delay their start indefinitely or cause them to be very brief. Union fears were well expressed the other day by Joshua Pechthalt, president of the state’s second-largest teacher union, the California Federation of Teachers, who told a reporter that “Anything to mitigate a loss of membership would be helpful.” He added that if paycheck protection becomes law, “Our world will change dramatically. (So) having time to talk about what we do, who we are…will become doubly important.” One group that could opt out en masse of all so-called “agency fees,” the dues charged now to employees who don’t actually belong to unions that bargain for them, is part-time teachers at community colleges and California State University campuses. For sure, California has a lot riding on the likely new Supreme Court case. But whatever happens, don’t expect unions to accept it meekly. The new meet-and-greet law is likely only their first move toward retaining and possibly expanding their current powerful role.

Elias has covered esoteric votes in eight national political conventions. His book, “The Burzynski Breakthrough, The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” is now available in a soft cover fourth edition. His opinions are his own. Email Elias at


The Healthy Geezer with Fred Cietti Many Kinds of Hepatitis


. How many kinds of hepatitis are there? . Your liver helps your body digest food, store energy and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that makes it stop working

efficiently. Hepatitis is usually caused by a virus. There are five main hepatitis viruses--types A, B, C, D and E. There are several other causes of hepatitis. Some people who have hepatitis have no symptoms. Others may have loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, fever, muscle and joint pain, diarrhea, dark-colored urine, pale bowel movements, stomach pain, and jaundice.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is in the feces of infected persons. It is most often spread through contaminated water or food. Hand-washing can prevent the spread of this virus. Many cases of HAV infections are mild; most people with HAV make a full recovery and remain immune to it. However, HAV can be life threatening. Safe and effective vaccines are available to prevent HAV.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks, to a serious long-term illness that can lead to liver scarring (cirrhosis) and cancer. HBV usually gets better on its own after a few months. It is transmitted through contact with infectious blood, semen, and other body fluids from having sex with an infected person, sharing contaminated needles for injecting drugs, or from an infected mother to her newborn. Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for all infants, older children and adolescents who were not vaccinated previously, and adults at risk for HBV.

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) usually causes a chronic condition that can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. Hepatitis C virus is mostly transmitted through exposure to infected blood. Sexual transmission is also possible, but is much less common. It can also spread from mother to baby during childbirth. There is no vaccine for HCV. Usually, hepatitis C does not get better by itself. The infection can last a lifetime. Medicines sometimes help. Serious cases may need a liver transplant.

Hepatitis D

Hepatitis D virus (HDV) infections occur only in those who are infected with HBV. The dual infection of HDV and HBV can cause a more serious disease. Hepatitis B vaccines provide protection from HDV. HDV is transmitted through contact with infected blood. Hepatitis D is uncommon in the United States.

Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) usually does not lead to a chronic infection. It is caused by ingesting fecal matter in contaminated water or food. HEV is a common cause of hepatitis outbreaks in developing parts of the world. It is rare in the United States. Safe and effective vaccines to prevent HEV infection have been developed but are not widely available.

Alcoholic hepatitis

Alcoholic hepatitis is likely to affect people who drink heavily for a long time, but all heavy drinkers don’t develop it. Moderate drinkers can get alcoholic hepatitis. If you have this form of hepatitis, you must stop drinking; it can be fatal. Women have a higher risk of developing alcoholic hepatitis than men do. Other factors which may increase your risk include: type of beverage (wine is less risky than beer or liquor), binge drinking, obesity and being African-American or Hispanic.

Toxic hepatitis

Toxic hepatitis is from exposure to over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription medications such as cholesterol-lowering statins, herbs and supplements, and industrial chemicals. Alcoholic hepatitis can be included in this category.

Autoimmune hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis is inflammation that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your liver. Untreated autoimmune hepatitis can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. When treated early, autoimmune hepatitis often can be controlled with drugs that suppress the immune system.

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Living with MS with Dee Dean

A Discovery That May Lead to New Regenerative Treatments for MS


esearchers at New York’s University at Buffalo have identified a gene that promotes the development of mature human myelin-producing cells — a discovery that may lead to new regenerative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Their study, “Network-Based Genomic Analysis of Human Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Differentiation,” appeared in the journal Stem Cell Reports. Among other things, it establishes human and rodent processes that drive myelination in the same way. Since mice are the only widely used animal models for MS, such information could potentially reduce the failure rate when translating positive findings in mice to efficient human treatments. “There have been so many failures in clinical trials for MS when promising observations are translated from small animal models to the clinic,” Fraser Sim, the study’s senior study author and an associate professor at the university’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, said in a press release. “Our primary motivation was to try to understand, at

a molecular level, how the human cells responsible for synthesizing myelin differ from their much-better-studied mouse counterparts.” To achieve this, the team used a software tool that, instead of looking at changes in individual genes, clusters together genes with similar activity patterns. The method, called weighted gene coexpression network analysis, also lets researchers establish which genes are active in the same way in humans and rodents. “This is an important resource for the field as it allows us to compare human and rodent cells, and provides a point of reference to understand whether or not gene expression patterns are conserved between species,” said Sim. Several of the genes researchers previously identified as important for myelination in human cells turned out to be involved in myelination also in mice. This allows the team to study the processes more closely in mice. with a higher chance that their findings are relevant for human disease. In the brain and spinal cord, myelin is produced by oligodendrocyte precursor cells, or OPCs. As these cells mature into oligodendrocytes, they produce myelin — the fatty sheath that allows nerve cells to communicate. In MS, researchers have noted that brain and spinal cord lesions hold plenty of OPCs, but they do not turn into mature oligodendrocytes. The team now discovered that a gene called GNB4 helped OPCs to mature. When researchers boosted GNB4 production in human OPCs that had been transplanted into mice with damaged myelin, it triggered OPC maturation and remyelination of the neurons. “This protein’s expression in oligodendrocyte progenitor cells might ultimately become a therapeutic target,” said Sim, “potentially promoting oligodendrocyte formation in MS patients.” Source: University of Buffalo

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 30 years. She continually studies and researches the disease to educate herself. She writes this column as a community service to share her findings and to raise public awareness about MS. The opinions and experiences shared are her own. Dean is NOT a medical doctor. ALWAYS check with your doctor first before trying a new therapy. This column is intended for informational purposes only. Dean can be reached at NOTE: Dean is the recipient of the 2004 STAR Community Outreach Award by the MS Society Dec. 2, 2004, the American Red Cross Real Hero Wendell Cutting Humanitarian Award, Oct. 13, 2006 , the Stoney Community Service Award, February 29, 2008, Women in Leadership Award for Art/Media/Culture Oct. 29, 2010, El Cajon Citizen of The Year Nominee Feb. 2013 and 2017 and Recipient of the National MS Society’s 2014 Media Partner of The Year, Feb. 10, 2015.

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EVERYDAY LIFE The Promises of God

with Pastor Drew



reetings precious people, this week we continue our series entitled “The Promises of God”. As mentioned in part one of this series, there are but a few promises to all of mankind, the vast majority are to those who have become His children by adoption through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin. Some may think this is not “fair”, that all of God’s promises should be to everyone. Well they are to everyone that will repent of sin and turn to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin. Think of this way, you are a parent, your children have your protection; love; provision; sacrifice; and will inherit what you have at your departure. Should others who are not your children or even those who hate you and your children be beneficiaries of what you have for your own children? Of course not, that would be absurd! Another of God’s wonderful promises is that of having power and victory over the Devil; the flesh; and the world. We will look at each of these separately over the next 3 weeks. First let us consider the promise of God to be able to have victory over Satan. We must understand that by ourselves, we are no match for the Devil; we must also understand that Satan is no match for God. Satan is not the equal opposite of God, Satan is a mere created being who aspires to be God but never will, he is doomed to Hell and one day his sentence will be carried out. A sampling of verses that reveal the victory we have over the Devil are James 4:6-10 “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you doubleminded….Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” Did you notice something of great importance in these verses? Read them again and note how often “humble” and “proud” are used. When I am proud, I am not being humble and pride opens the door for Satan to have his way with me. When I am proud, I do not think I need God’s help and falling into sin is a short step away. Pride was Satan’s downfall. Ephesians 4:26-27 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.” Do you see the connection between anger and the place that gives to Satan? Ephesians.6:10-18 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” We have no power in and of ourselves, our power to resist all of Satan’s efforts to get us to sin come from the Lord. Jesus exemplified this in His life many times, one of the most prominent is recorded for us in Matthew 4:1-11. Read it on your own and I will make a brief comment on it. This, as with all Scripture, is recorded for our benefit that we might learn and apply its truths. With all of Satan’s temptations, Jesus used the Word of God against them. What an important lesson for us to learn and apply.

Drew Macintyre is associate pastor of Calvary Chapel of Alpine and can be reached at 619-445-2589, or

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San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Luncheon 2017

Thursday, Aug. 17 • Ronald Reagan Community Center

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Viejas Casino & Resort ∙ 5000 Willows Road ∙ Alpine, CA 91901 ∙ 619.445.5400 Guests must be at least 21 years of age to enter the Casino. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcoholic beverages. Guests under 21 years of age are permitted in The Buffet only, but must be accompanied by an adult. Families are welcome at the Viejas Outlets and the Viejas Hotel. Please play responsibly. For help with problem gambling, call 800.426.2537



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Summer Bash Business Expo Thursday, Aug. 17 • La Mesa Community Center

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40th Annual Haute with Heart Saturday, Aug. 19 • San Diego Hilton Bayfront

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EAST COUNTY FREE CONCERTS Name: Summer Concert Series Date: Every Thursday in August until 8/24/17 Time: Varies Location: Town Center Community Park East - 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA 92071 Website: Name: Dinner and Concert Date: Every Friday until 9/29/17 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Location: Prescott Promenade Park - 100 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020 Website: Name: Summer Concerts Date: 8/25/17 Time: 6:30 PM Location: Alpine Community Center Park - 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901 Website:

Summer Concert Series Date: 8/3/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Admission is FREE Location: Town Center Community Park East 550 Park Center Drive Santee, California 92071

‘Twilight Tasting at The Trails

Combines Three East County Kiwanis Clubs in Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Mission Trails Park, Sept. 9

Kiwanians in East County are hitting the trail come September – at least the trails at Mission Trails Regional Park. Members of the Kiwanis Clubs of Lake Murray, La Mesa and Fletcher Hills are combining their efforts to raise funds for their youth scholarships and community sponsorships by presenting ‘Twilight Tasting at the Trails’ from 6–9 pm on Saturday, Sept. 9. The event, which will feature craft beers and wines from local breweries and wineries as well as a variety of tasty foods from local restaurants, will be in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center. Entrance to the center is off Mission Gorge Rd and east of Jackson Dr. Breweries participating in the event will be Burning Beard Brewing Company of El Cajon, Citizen Brewers of San Diego, and Helix Brew Company of La Mesa. Vista-based Mother Earth Brew Company will be sponsored by Pete’s Place Bar on La Mesa Boulevard. A selection of wines will be provided by PRP Wines International of San Diego. Founded in 1989 and based in San Diego, PRP is considered the pioneer in wine samplings to entertain and educate the public about the world of fine wines. Food offerings will be served by BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in Grossmont Center, Flour Power Bakery in El Cajon, Hooley’s Irish Pub in Grossmont Center, Nonno’s Italian Restaurant in La Mesa, Rita’s Italian Ice in Santee, and Brew Spot Coffee in La Mesa. Others food providers are pending. Other sponsors are Daniel Denhart and Medina Horning & Krause LLP. An opportunity drawing will feature two tickets to tour the Midway Aircraft Carrier in San Diego Bay, and two wine-tasting events for up to 15 people each – each event valued at $300. Other prizes include a Barbeque Accessories Basket, a Jamul Beer Company basket, a gift basket from The Hills Local Pub, a picnic basket with wine, and golf club tickets for four. Plus an Emergency Car Kit with three Body Beautiful Car Washes. And more. Heading the triad team are Cathy Saur and Ginger Aldrich of Lake Murray Kiwanis, Glenna Bloeman and Bob Shultz of La Mesa Kiwanis, and Dave Liss and Chuck Fleming of Fletcher Hills Kiwanis. Tickets for “Twilight Tasting” are $40 per person. Call the Kiwanis Club phone (619) 212-9132 for reservations, or contact any Kiwanian in Fletcher Hills, La Mesa, or Lake Murray.



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SPORTS BEAT with Steve Dolan

Aztecs Name Team Captains


an Diego State football has named seniors Rashaad Penny (Norwalk), Antonio Rosales (Tucson, Ariz.), Kameron Kelly (Murphy, Texas) and Trey Lomax (San Diego) as its captains for the 2017 campaign. Last year, Penny rushed for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns on 136 attempts (7.5 avg.), while adding 15 catches for 224 yards (14.9 avg.) and three touchdowns. He also returned 20 kickoffs for 624 yards (31.2 avg.) and two additional scores. Penny ranked in a tie for second in the country in kick return touchdowns (2), fourth in kick return average (31.2), tied for 20th in total touchdowns (17) and 29th in all-purpose yards per game (133.3). For his efforts, he became the second kick returner in Mountain West history to win the league’s special teams player-of-theyear award twice (also 2015) and was first-team all-MW pick as a kick returner for the second straight season. SDSU is coming off an 11-3 season, knocking off Wyoming, 27-24, in the MW Championship game and Houston, 34-10, in the Las Vegas Bowl, to finish with a No. 25 ranking in both the AP Top 25 poll and the Amway Coaches Poll. It was just the second time that San Diego State has been ranked in the final AP poll in program history (also 1977). The 11 wins tied a school singleseason record as the Aztecs became the first team in program history with back-to-back 11-win campaigns. SDSU has been picked to win the West Division in the MW for a third straight year and for a second consecutive season garnered all the first-place votes in the division. Aztec football season tickets and mini plans are now on sale. Season tickets start at $125, while mini plans start at $90. Fans can purchase tickets at GoAztecs. com, over the phone by calling (619) 283-7378, or by visiting Qualcomm Stadium’s Window E Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Aztecs kick off the 2017 season at San Diego Stadium (formerly Qualcomm Stadium) Sept. 2 against UC Davis at 5:30 p.m.

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EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin GHD helping Grossmont College students learn using the latest medical equipment

to meet their needs in a comfortable home setting. The event kicks off Friday evening with a pre-race dinner and silent auction at the Hotel Del Coronado, followed by all-day festivities on Saturday, when guests will board yachts and cruise along the racecourse for a breathtaking view of the regatta and San Diego Bay. To date, the campaign has led to the completion of three hospice residences in the neighborhoods of La Mesa, Del Cerro and Bonita. Leading the effort as event chair for the 2017 regatta is Tracy Lyon, business development manager, Coffman Engineers. Honorary chairs are Mr. Steven and Dr. Marilyn Norton. Admission to the Friday evening pre-race dinner is $195 per person. Admission to the Saturday race and spectator yacht seat is $150 per person. The race portion of the event starts on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the east end of Harbor Island, winding around San Diego Bay and finishing near the Coronado Yacht Club. Competitors will race for a chance to compete in the 2018 Hospice Regattas National Championship in Oswego, N.Y. For more information, visit regatta. To purchase tickets, call Bill Navrides at 619-740-4316 or email

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) has awarded a $89,440 grant to Grossmont College’s Allied Health Division. The grant will be applied towards the purchase of three pieces of equipment that will assist in the training of cardiovascular, respiratory and orthopedic technology students. According to Domenica Oliveri, interim dean, Allied Health Division, Grossmont College, the grant will help purchase a SurgiStat electrosurgical generator made by Dublin, Ireland-based Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) that will help cardiovascular students learn about electrocautery procedures used during a variety of interventional cardiac diagnostic procedures. She said the college currently does not have this equipment. In addition, Oliveri said GHD funds will help orthopedic students practice casting and splinting using a new cast cutter and cast dust vacuum manufactured by Stryker Corp. (NYSE:SYK) of Kalamazoo, Mich. She said the college’s current cast cutter and dust vacuum is outdated and frequently broken. Chamber members are solidly positive, Also, respiratory therapy students will experience how to care for patients with acute and chronic respiratory diseases with a despite minimum wage increase The business outlook, according to San Diego-area chamber of new Carescape ventilator and oxygenation system from General commerce members, is solidly positive, based on responses from Electric (GE) Healthcare, Oliveri said. The college’s current a recent survey conducted July 15-31 by the San Diego Regional ventilations are rented or borrowed and do not give students Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s “Business Outlook Index” the necessary skills needed to care for patients, she said. was at 20.7, slightly lower than the prior month, and nearly Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta is this unchanged from July 2016. The index’s lifetime average is 23.7. weekend The range of the index is between minus-100 to plus-100, with The largest summertime water event on San Diego Bay, the zero considered a neutral outlook. Additional results included that annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta, will 29 percent of businesses surveyed anticipate taking action to support Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice program, which counteract the upcoming minimum wage increase. The minimum offers a unique environment for patients with a life-limiting illness, wage will increase next year to $12.50 in the city of San Diego

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and $11.50 elsewhere in the county. The Chamber said while a majority of business people say the minimum wage increase will not affect their companies, 29 percent said they expect to take action in response to the increase, including raising prices. The monthly survey includes about 200 chamber members included members from the Lakeside, Santee, Alpine Mountain Empire and San Diego East County chambers, as well as chamber members from Escondido, Vista, National City and San Diego.

Pardee Homes dedicates 178 acres at Mission Trails Regional Park

Pardee Homes, working with conservation groups Preserve Wild Santee, Center for Biological Diversity and California Chaparral Institute, has dedicated 178 acres of open space to the City of San Diego to be included as part of Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP). The open space dedication is the result of a 2014 agreement and subsequent negotiations between Pardee Homes and the conservation groups to further enhance the Weston (formerly known as Castlerock) master planned community, a 415-home residential community located near the park just off of State Route 52 and north of Mast Boulevard. The collaboration ensures protections for Quail Canyon Creek and makes land available to benefit people, sensitive wildlife and plants. The 178 acres of open space is in addition to nearly half of the 204-acre Weston site that will also be preserved as permanent open space. The Weston community is the result of more than 10 years of planning and collaboration among the cities of San Diego and Santee, the Padre Dam Municipal Water District, Mission Trails Regional Park, conservation groups, community members and other key organizations. Home building is currently underway at Weston, and model homes are expected to open for sale in the last quarter of this year. The dedication will help Mission Trails park expand to nearly 7,400 acres and further solidify it as one of the largest urban parks in the United States.

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Colleges Looking to Fill Food Pantry Cupboards EL CAJON — Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have long been filling the minds of students with knowledge. Now they are looking to help fill their stomachs as well, and are seeking the public’s help. Studies, including a survey of the two colleges, have shown that food insecurity among college students is a significant problem, so the campuses are both setting up food pantries to help needy students. Cuyamaca College’s Harvest Pantry started Monday, the first day of the fall semester. Grossmont College’s Gizmo Kitchen kicks off Friday, Aug. 25, with a noon-2 p.m. grand opening in Griffin Gate in the student center. Both pantries are located in health services offices in each college’s student center. (Bldg. 60-130 at Grossmont College; I-134 at Cuyamaca College.) “These food pantries are critically needed at our colleges,” said Chancellor Cindy Miles. “We assist students in other ways through scholarships and emergency grants for unexpected expenses, but until now, we haven’t had the resources to help with basic sustenance. Students who are hungry can’t focus on their studies.” The two East County colleges are stocking their pantries with the help of the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges, the philanthropic arm of the college district, student government and the San Diego Food Bank, but are also seeking donations of non-perishable food and drinks, including snacks, bottled water and fruit juices. “We have had students referred to us by teachers and other departments in the past, but we had minimal resources – granola bars/water – available here at Health Services,” said Cuyamaca College Health Services supervisor Lori Senini. Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges were among 70 community colleges from 24 states that took part in a large-scale survey conducted in 2016 by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab at

the University of WisconsinMadison and the Association of Community College Trustees. That survey found that of the 700 students at the East County colleges who responded, more than 60 percent reported a low or very low level of food security in the past 30 days. The colleges’ numbers exceeded the regional and national figures of 58 percent and 56 percent, respectively. Another recent study by San Diego State University found that half of the local community college students who were surveyed faced some level of food insecurity over the past 30 days Such reports have brought food insecurity to the attention of educational leaders and community colleges across the country are taking steps to address the food crisis. Last fall, Cuyamaca College started a pantry by the EOPS/CARE offices that was maintained through donations from college staff. EOPS and CARE are both state-funded student assistance programs located at all 114 California community colleges. The college also decided to take a collaborative approach to address food insecurities among students and established the campus-wide food pantry. The collaboration between the various student services departments – financial aid, EOPS/CARE, Student Affairs, the Health and Wellness Center, CalWorks, Veterans Services and others – has also improved student access to information and services related to food and housing challenges. Senini said the collaboration will continue with the campus-wide Harvest Pantry keeping shelves stocked for EOPS/CARE students. Currently, the pantry is stocked to handle 50-100 students per week, an amount she said should be sustainable with regular visits to the San Diego Food Bank, donations and the startup of First Friday events to encourage faculty

From left, Cuyamaca College students Kyrie Macogay, Eduardo Mangosing , Jesus Suarez and Iveth Estrada help stock the shelves of the campus food pantry. The students are all active in student government. and staff to contribute to the food pantry, as well as to the college’s supply of free toiletries and clothing for students in need. The Harvest Pantry will be available to any students on a once-weekly basis who is enrolled at Cuyamaca College. The college welcomes donations of non-perishable canned foods and snacks; breakfast cereals and oatmeal; rice, pasta, potatoes and lentils; and fruit juices, bottled waters and packets of hot chocolate.

Gizmo’s Kitchen

Grossmont College is offering a “grab and go” student food pantry providing prepackaged items suitable for an on-campus lunch or meal. Free food and toiletries will be available to any currently enrolled students on a onceweekly basis. Student Engagement Coordinator Susan Berry said the Office of Student Affairs is working with faculty to get classrooms involved in food drives. Berry said outside vendors are also contribut-

ing, including Woodstock Pizza with coupons for free pizzas and a share of its sales at athletic events. “We have a variety of plans in place to ensure the sustainability of the food pantry,” Berry said. “Eventually we will also be doing monthly fresh foods and a community breakfast free of charge to help our students in need.” The community is invited to the Aug. 25 grand opening, where they can drop off donations and write notes of encouragement to place inside the food bags going to the students. The college also welcomes grocery store gift cards or monetary donations to the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges for the Grossmont Food Pantry. Donations of food on Gizmo’s Kitchen’s approved shopping list may be dropped off at the Associated Students of Grossmont College office (Bldg. 60-116) during business hours. Due to space limitations, donations are requested of only items on the shopping

list. They include non-perishable items such as packets or pop-top cans of tuna and chicken, microwavable soup with easy-open tops, beef/ turkey/pork jerky; individual cups or snack-sized trail mix; apple sauce, dried fruits and fruit cups; microwavable packets or cups of rice, pasta, ravioli, and macaroni and cheese; snack sizes of chips, cookies, granola bars and microwave popcorn. Cases of bottled water, hot chocolate and tea packets, instant coffee and drink enhancer packets such as Gatorade and Crystal Lite will also be accepted. Toiletries, plastic silverware and other items on the shopping list are also welcome. Contact Student Engagement Coordinator Susan Berry for more information. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District serves about 30,000 students each semester, about 20,000 at Grossmont College and almost 10,000 at Cuyamaca College. For more information about the colleges, go to




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